Different Styles of Bridges For Electric GuitarBack To Top
Today we talk about bridges, not the kind that span rivers and bodies of water, but the kind that hold your strings and shape your sound. There are 2 types of bridges, Fixed Bridges and Tremolo Bridges...Read More.
How to Adjust Your Truss RodBack To Top
Many people are timid to start making adjustments on their guitars, this is completely understandable as many guitars are financial investments. It is not hard or scary to adjust the truss rod on your guitar once you know what it is you’re actually doing. With a little practice and some concentration you will be setting up your guitar in no time. Worry free! ...Read More.
Danelectro PedalsBack To Top
Danelectro is probably most well known by guitar enthusiasts for their lipstick pickup equipped instruments from the 60’s and 70’s, with their masonite bodies, and their cases with the cool little built in amp. My generation however probably knows them most for their cool little FAB pedals from the early 2000’s which sold for next to nothing and didn’t sound half bad to boot...Read More.
Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue Back To Top
Hey guys, Brian from World Music Supply here again, bringing you all another dose of guitar and gear reviews, and today I get to talk about one of my favorite amps of all time, and that is the Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb. I got my first real experience with this amplifier when I had just started playing guitar, and a friend of mine had a vintage one of these that his father had given him to play with, as it was just collecting dust in his garage. Luckily, even after all of those years it worked just fine, after we replaced the tubes of course. After all of these years, it’s good to know that an amp like this still has all of the power to move me just like that vintage one had, just without all of its wear and tear from years of playing in bars… Read More.
A Review On Gretsch Guitars Back To Top
Hey guys it’s Brian here with World Music Supply, and today I’m here to talk to you all about some cool guitars from our friends over at Gretsch. Gretsch has been making quality guitars for well over one hundred years, and in that time has graced the stage along side everyone from Eddie Cochran, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and even ZZ Top. What sets Gretsch apart, is their distinct twangy sound, and their classic, Americana vibe. The guitars I’m going to be looking at today, are the G5120 the G5438T and the G5135CVT… Read More.
A Review on Hamer Guitars Back To Top
Hey guys, it’s Brian here with World Music Supply again, to bring you another dose of gear and guitar reviews, and today I am pleased to bring you some more tasty treats from our good friends over at Hamer. As I’ve mentioned before, Hamer guitars was founded by three guys in Illinois during the early half of the 1970s, all united by their shared love of vintage instruments. They all worked to revive the craft of guitar making in a time when the art of making guitars had fallen to the lowest point it has ever been in electric guitar history. So for today’s review, I want to take some time and look at three finely crafted guitars all crafted with the same love for fine guitars that made Hamer so famous all those years ago… Read More.
Paul Stanley Guitars Back To Top
Hey guys, it’s Brian from World Music Supply here again, and today I am happy ro announce that I get to talk to you guys about two of the coolest guitars we have here at WMS right now, those being the PS1800 and PSV2200 Paul Stanley signature models. Paul Stanley has been the longtime front man of KISS, and has always needed his guitars to be just as flashy as his persona. In 2006 Paul Stanley began collaborating with Washburn to create guitars with just as much stage presence as the man behind them, from this idea arose the PS1800, and the PSV2200, guitars with all of the outlandish stylings of the man himself… Read More.
TC Helicon Voicelive Play and More! Back To Top
Hi everybody, Brian from World Music Supply here again, and today I get to talk to you about three new pedals from TC helicon, the Mic Mechanic, and the Voicelive Play and GTX, all of which are surprisingly affordable, and amazingly versatile. TC Helicon has again and again reinvented the technology that a singer can take into the studio, and most importantly, on stage with them. From their Voicelive 1 and 2 to their voice tone singles I reviewed a few weeks ago, they just know what a singer needs on stage with them, from guitar controlled harmonies, to pitch correction that you can turn on and off with a button mounted on a microphone, they just get singers… Read More.
Why Use A Guitar Stand? Back To Top
You’ve toured the stores, played a lot of instruments, made your final decision and spent your hard earned money but you’ve left the safety of your new guitar in question if you failed to purchase a stand along with it… Read More.
Tips On How To Humidify Your Acoustic Guitar. Back To Top
In regard to caring for your acoustic guitar so that it will live long and prosper, there are several important points to consider. Items like a good quality case and a stable instrument stand are "must haves” in order to keep your baby in top playing condition… Read More.
Tips On Choosing An Electric Guitar. Back To Top
Of the three most often used methods of construction, the bolt-on design is the most common. It is a strong joint and inexpensive to produce. For you, the guitar shopper, this can mean a lower price tag at purchase time. Bolt-ons are also easier to repair/replace should any serious neck damage occur. Also, the bolt-on has a "voice” all its’ own and there are many players who choose this style for its’ inherent tonal qualities… Read More.
How To Change Strings On A Floyd Rose.Back To Top
Not to worry. Even the most complicated tremolo systems can be tamed with a little bit of knowledge. Here we will cover the basic things you need to know regarding changing the strings on your double locking tremolo equipped guitar… Read More.
How To Choose Pickups For Your Electric GuitarBack To Top
This article is intended as a primer on the subject of pickups, not a history of pickups. Hopefully, it will arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Pickups come in two flavors, single coil and humbucking. Both types have remained popular throughout the last five decades or so, but each has its’ own characteristic tone… Read More.
A Discussion On Fret SizeBack To Top
Many guitar enthusiasts, when shopping for a new instrument, will give consideration to a long list of variables including price, body style, neck profile etc… but will often not give a second thought to fret size… Read More.
Acoustic Guitar Body StylesBack To Top
Acoustic guitars are available in a number of different shapes and body styles. Here, we are going to briefly discuss the most popular options and explain some of the differences between them. Remember, this is not meant to be a comprehensive study or buyers guide. Rather, it is some basic information that a newcomer can use to get familiar with what is available and recognize some of the basic terminology… Read More.
Why Use A Guitar Case?Back To Top
Today, many of the customers that frequent guitar/instrument stores (both online entities and neighborhood shops) are well aware of the reasons that every musical instrument should be bought with and transported in a case that was designed to hold it securely and protect it from the dangers of the world… Read More.
Standard Tremolo TuningBack To Top
Many of us who have played electric guitar for years are all too familiar with the tuning issues that are inherently part of playing an instrument with a standard, non-locking tremolo system. Over the years we have all developed little setup tricks and practices that are designed to help relieve these issues. In this article I will discuss some of the most widely used of these tricks in the spirit of helpful information sharing and the hope that you will find some of them useful when setting up your standard trem guitars… Read More.